2008 Caloocan City Open Chess: KENNETH BY A KNOCK OUT

manfrommanila
manfrommanila
Dec 14, 2008, 9:15 PM |
4 | Chess Event Coverage

The grand final of the 2008 Caloocan City Open Chess Tournament was held on December 13-14,2008 at the J.Ramos Barangay 7 Hall,Caloocan City.The twenty -two topnotchers played in a knock out event in which two games matches at a time control of 25 minutes followed by another game if necessary to determine the champion. An 11 year old boy knock out four veteran opponents in two days to capture the title. Former national age-group champion,11 year old Melwyn Kenneth Baltazar defeated 63 year old senior champion Paterno Pitero 3.0:1.0 in the final match watch by more than one hundred chess fans. Baltazar eliminated Ely Galang (55yo) in the second round 2:0, Adrian Crescini of Caloocan City(40yo) 3.0:1.0 in the third round then crushed Malabon champion Ric Sardowa (30yo) 2:0 in the semi-final.* Caloocan City (3 rd largest city in the Philippines in terms of population with 1.3 million people) . ROUND 2 RESULTS Baltazar Melwyn Kenneth 2.0 Galang Ely 0.0 Crescini,Adrian 2.0 vs Alindogan,Roberto 0.0 ; Sardowa,Ricardo 2.0 vs Mendez,Rudy 0.0 ; Apoya,Rembel 2.0 vs Tony Magsingil 0.0 ; Pitero,Paterno 2.0 vs Custodio,Fernando 0.0 ; De Guzman,Orlando 2.0 vs. Garcia,Lorenzo 0.0 ;Habana Edgardo 2.0 vs. Gonio,Gerald 0.0 ; and Puno,Bey 2.0 vs.de los Santos,Manding 0.0 ROUND 3 RESULTS Baltazar Melwyn Kenneth 3.0 vs Adrian Crescini 1.0 ; Sardowa,Ricardo 2.0 vs. Apayo,Rembel 0.0 ; Pitero,Paterno 2.0 vs. De Guzman,Orlando 0.0 ; and Habana,Edgardo 2.0 vs. Puno Bey 0.0. SEMI-FINAL RESULTS Baltazar,Melwyn Kenneth 2.0 vs. Sardowa,Ricardo 0.0 ; and Pitero,Paterno 4.0 vs. Habana, Edgardo 2.0 FINAL Melwyn Kenneth Baltazar 3.0 vs. Pitero , Paterno 1.0

 

Meanwhile in Malabon city Xavier Verdun(elo rating 2236),28 years old  of Bacolod City hacked out 5.5 points in the six round Swiss-System edging out via a higher tie-break  Earist bet Narciso Gumila to bag the 2008 Malabon Non-Masters Chess Tournament.Divisoria bet Sherwin Tiu racked up 5.0 points and the highest tie-break in six-persons logjam to nail the second runner-up honors.Jose Camaya  took the third runner-up honors.Caloocan'Emil Chua got fourth runner-up honors.Other winner's include; Janine Krishna Saquing, Jacquelyn Sales both of the University of the East women's team and Develyn Navarro  for the top female. Roberto Torres; Paterno Pitero Leoncio Mauleon and Henrysky Mariano for top SENIOR.Fred Sadongdong; Roderick Calzo and Bobby Laudez for top Malabon players. Malabon Chess Club president Greg Rellolosa; IA Barlo Nadera and National Arbiter Ernie Baltazar of the old Philippine Chess Federation led the awarding rites capping the gruelling one day chess tournament.

 



 

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